A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Fuig in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9405 West, latitude 17.9744 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 20:06:30 / January 15, 2020 @ 8:06 pm. Event id: us700070gx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700070gx. The temblor was picked up at 16:06:30 / 4:06 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cayey, Naranjito, Ceiba. Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five hundred and seventy-four, in the last 10 days one thousand and fourty, in the past 30 days one thousand, one hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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